Police lay charges over shocking road rage incident

IN A statement released by Police Media on February 7, Queensland Police have charged a man with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm following an incident involving two vehicles and their respective drivers, at the intersection of Yandina Coolum Road and School Road, Coolum Beach, on December 22 of last year.  

Footage of the incident which was widely shared online and in the media showed how the shocking incident unfolded.  

Emergency services were called at approximately 5.30pm to reports of an altercation between two drivers, which appears to have arisen after an earlier incident on Yandina Coolum Road.  

A 42-year-old Sunshine Coast man has been issued a notice to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on March 7 for one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm. 

The incident left a 26-year-old Kallangur woman with significant leg injuries.  

Anyone who may have relevant dash-camera footage or who may have witnessed the alleged altercation is asked to contact police via www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

Quote this reference number: QP2302139100 

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